Toronto-based composer and avant-pop artist, Scott Hardware – a moniker for Scott Harwood – has released his new single, “Watersnake“. The track is the latest to be lifted from his forthcoming third album, Ballad of a Tryhard, out via Telephone Explosion Records (Mas Aya, Pantayo, Jane Inc) on March 4, 2022.
Speaking about “Watersnake”, Harwood says: “My mom lived near this lake for a while, and whenever I’d go to visit her, I’d want to walk along the shore and have a moment. She’d always tell me before heading out to watch out for the water snakes. In fact, this lake’s little beach was covered in them. My brother who lived nearby would have little snake babies falling in clusters from the roof of his garage. I mean no disrespect to snakes, but it’s ghastly to see them slither over top of the water. It all must have left a mark because when I sat down to write a song about a villain, an exploiter, the first thing I thought of was ‘Watersnake!'”